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Richard Rice

Mr. Richard D. Rice “Dick”, age 83, died peacefully in the early morning hours of April 4, 2018. Dick was born on November 30, 1934 to Michael and Blanche Rice on their family farm in Harrisville MI. He was a beloved husband to Marie for 63 years. He was a dear father to Linda (Lynn) Welch, Ann (Hal) Rockman and Cynthia Rice. He was Grandpa to Raymond(Eva) Talbot, Robert(Meagan) Talbot, Jessica Rockman, Jasmin(Ryan) Rodriguez and Rachel Welch. He also leaves 9 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Dick loved the outdoors and spent many years golfing, fishing and hunting. He also enjoyed rock collecting, riding his bike, walking the woods and beaches and bird watching. Dick was an avid bowler, bowling most of his life until last year where he had been in two leagues at Fenton Lanes. He spent 2 years in the Army, 30 years at General Motors and 8 years at Shively Brothers before finally retiring. He was preceded in death by his parents, his son Robert Allen, his siblings Doris Hayden, Freda Hompstead, William Rice and John (Jack) Rice. A memorial service will be held May 19th, 2018, at 11:30am, at St. Joseph Cemetery in Gaines.

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Posted: Fri, April 06, 2018

We are so sorry for your loss.

~The Rowan Family    

Dick may be gone but so many great memories of him remain. I've known him since I was about 5 years old. Later it was always "Dick and Marie" and the kids. My heart is with each of you. Keep the good memories. My love to all.

~Marty Beroset    

So sorry for your loss. Dick is a wonderful man.

~Brent Scofield    

Linda, Ann and Cindy,

Sorry to hear of your dad's passing. You and your extended family will be in my prayers.

~Matt Anderspn    

He Was one of my favorite customers to wait on at the grocery store I work at. What a wonderful smile, shook his hand every time I waited on him. May you rest in Peace


We are so sorry to hear that Dick has passed. We are grateful for the many years of friendship and are glad he is now in peace and no longer ill. God is good. As for me (Candi), I too remember years including Dick and Marie! Such fun memories and kind thoughts. RIP Dick. Our thoughts are with Marie and the rest of the family.

~Howard and Candi Gibson    

I am so sorry for your loss. I had the privilege of working with Dick the 8 yrs he was here at Shively Bros. Always a smile on his face and such a pleasant person to work with. Thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

~Robin Edwards    


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